How the client should contact the firm for details about consultation (fees, schedule, etc.)
Consultation-what does it mean?
A consultation is a meeting between an attorney(s) and potential client(s) for the purpose of examining their situation, and discussing what the best possible course/option to take is. Consultations are completely confidential, and the attorney cannot disclosure any information given. Along with confidentiality, there is no obligation for the potential client to hire the firm after the consultation.
Why a consultation is important?
- It is absolutely necessary for anyone with an immigration issue in the U.S. to discuss what possible directions they can take.
- It establishes position of potential client, different options, and examines each individual case.
- Allows attorney to gain knowledge/facts to suggest best course of action to take.
- Allows for any questions the potential client might have to be answered by attorney
- Can be a place to establish a client/attorney trust relationship
What forms of consultations are available?
- In office consultation: FREE
- Over the phone:$150 paid in advance. The conversation can take anywhere from 30-60 min. or as long as needed for attorney to get substantial information
How to prepare for a consultation?
- Potential client should be completely honest and forthcoming about their individual situation. Remember the firm is here to help you, and confidentiality protects you from attorney disclosing information. Any piece of information may be beneficial to your case.
- Please bring any documents that may be involved with your case; immigration forms, current status, paycheck stubs, etc.
- If the client does not speak English, although we have employees in the office that do speak other languages, it might be helpful for them to bring along someone who can translate for them.
(we have Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, German, French, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Maithili, Bangla, Macedonian, Serbo Croatian and Albanian speaking staff.)